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One Man Standing with a Positive Message

June 23, 2018

Decaris Hunter stood at the corner of MLK Blvd and 15th Street in 90+ degree Panama City, FL, summer heat with a message of love for the community. He said he just wants to be a part of change and spread some positivity in the community.

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March 1, 2018

“The child may not remember, but the body remembers.” The Bay County LEAD Coalition will host its Twenty Second 'Voices Against Violence' forum in an effort to keep a safe community. RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS & THE SCIENCE OF HOPE Join us for the viewing of a documentary that chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.

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Eracism Black History Program

February 24, 2018

Eracism-- A successful Black History Program sponsored by nine organizations working collaboratively. CAIR Florida, Bay County Branch of the NAACP, LEAD Coalition of Bay County, League of Women Voters, ACURE, Democratic Women's Club, Bay County Democratic Black Caucus,JUDOS, and Kingdom Impact Center.

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Keeping Youth Out of Trouble

January 12, 2018

VIDEO: Lead Coalition Meeting Posted: Tue 6:29 AM, Jan 09, 2018 WJHG-TV7 One organization is hoping to keep kids out of trouble. The LEAD Coalition is hoping to pique their academic interest in hopes of keeping them off the streets.

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Power of Service Awards recognizes community organizations

November 8, 2017

On Tuesday, Gulf Power recognized two organizations dedicated to helping the community during this year's Power of Service Awards.

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LEAD Coalition wins Power of Service Award

November 7, 2017

The 2017 Power of Service Award was given to the LEAD Coalition for their impact on the community.

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